Monday, October 27, 2014

Caughron Family | Longview, Texas | 10.27.14

We're excited to catch up and share some of our sessions from this summer!  It seems like more and more we're meeting folks who are new to Longview, and inevitably, we find out that we were practically "neighbors" before coming to Texas  This fun family hails most recently from Eastern Tennessee, just an hour or two south of where I (Jill) went to school! 

Sarah alluded to Knox's great energy in her communications with us before their session.  But it didn't take long for us to experience some of that energy for ourselves!  :) 

I wish you could hear the giggles that came from Knox as Justin and Sarah swung him down the path - it was too cute!

Justin & Sarah wanted to capture just a little bit of what Knox likes to do at this age.  This, of course, meant playing with his buddies, Woody & Buzz.  :)

"Laughter is timeless...                    
    ...and imagination has no end..."
                          - Walt Disney

 Jill & Kay

Friday, October 24, 2014

Elmwood Gardens | 10.24.14

Palestine, Texas, is home to Elmwood Gardens.  Kay & I have heard quite a bit about this wedding venue, and last week, Kay spent an afternoon on the property helping with a bridal fair - which gave her the perfect opportunity to scout it out.  Turns out, the talk is true.  All that afternoon my phone buzzed with messages like, "This place is great!  Can't wait for us to photograph a wedding here!"  :)  Elmwood Gardens is truly a unique and beautiful place!

As a part of the wedding industry in East Texas, half the fun for us has been the opportunity to meet and enjoy the talents of other vendors.  The camaraderie of working together for brides and groom is a special one.  Our friends from Pursuing Eden provided several lovely set-ups out on the lawn, and with the addition of beautiful florals from La Tee Da, and sweet treats from Kool Kakes by Dylan ... it was a great picture of event teamwork.

Jill & Kay

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Belgium House Wedding | Michael & Sarah | 10.22.14

Sarah: "I've been tearing up all morning." 
Michael: "Why are you crying?  This is a happy day!"
Sarah: "I know! These are happy tears!" 

No amount of rain could dampen the excitement on Michael & Sarah's wedding day.  Cousins and friends helped with dress buttons and jewelry clasps in the bridal suite, oohing and aahing over the finished product.  In the groom's room, the fellas laughed and joked with Michael, tugging up brightly colored socks and straightening bow ties.  Downstairs, Sarah's brother was busy in the kitchen, preparing ornate trays of food for the reception.  This was a family affair!

In the weeks leading up to the ceremony, Michael and Sarah's pastor had asked them for a Scripture verse they might choose to guide and challenge their marriage.  On the wedding day, surrounded by friends and family, he shared the verses they'd chosen.  Quite a testament to their desire to live their lives for Christ…

"Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, 
beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, 
for you have been called by God.  
Always be humble and gentle. 
Be patient with each other, making allowance 
for each other’s faults because of your love.  
Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, 
binding yourselves together with peace."
                                                           - Ephesians 4:1-3

Michael & Sarah chose some beautiful details for their wedding reception...

Talk about making a stylish exit!  :)

Congratulations, Michael & Sarah!

Jill & Kay

Mr. & Mrs. South's wedding day photos will soon be available to view at:

And a very special thanks to our side-shooter for the day, Weston Brown!  :)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sarah | Longview, Texas | 10.18.14

Sarah made bridal portraits totally effortless.  A week before her wedding, she donned the dress and shoes.  The light was right, a Texas breeze came through, and with her mom along to be part of such a special time, we had a wonderful evening!

Looking at Sarah, you'd never know she was working the night shifts at the hospital for the weeks leading up to her wedding!

A definite favorite...

We're excited to soon be sharing photographs from Michael & Sarah's wedding day!  Check back on October 22nd!  

Jill & Kay